Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, himself one of the most successful musical composers of all time, has recruited another of the music world's most decorated names to write the lyrics for the United Kingdom's Eurovision Song Contest entry. US American Diane Warren, grammy winner and composer of some of the most successful songs of all time will join him in his quest to deliver the country's sixth Eurovision Song Contest winner.
During tonight's first live show ofYour country needs you,the series selectingthe singer to represent the United Kingdom at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber announced the coup. He will compose the music and Diane Warren will write the lyrics. Webber said about the choice: "I am very excited to be working with Diane Warren, one of America's greatest songwriters. This is a massively new direction for me and I cannot wait to get started".
Diane Warrenhas been writing songs since 1983. Her compositions include hit singles like Aerosmith's I don't wanna miss a thing, Cher's If I could turn back time, Toni Braxton's Un-break my heart, Faith Hill's There you'll be and LeAnn Rime's How do I live, the single that keeps the record of being the single that stayed in the US single charts the longest. She has also worked with Eurovision Song Contest winners Céline Dion, for whom she wrote among others the songBecause you loved, the singer's most succesful single in the United States, Agnetha Fältskog of Abba and Dima Bilan, the most recent winner. She was alsothe first songwriter ever to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time.